Up to 40cm of snow forecast for Coquihalla summit

A heavy blanket of snow is expected to settle over the southern interior mountain passes, with Coquihalla being the hardest hit.

Environment Canada said a “prolonged snowfall event” was forecast over the stretch of Coquihalla from Hope to Merritt.

Between 25 and 40 centimeters of snow are expected to fall on the Coquihalla summit, thanks to the approaching Pacific system.

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The national weather agency said snow, at times heavy, will continue through Monday before easing to a few showers Tuesday afternoon.

It will also snow on Highway 3 from Paulson Summitt to Kootenay Pass.

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Environment Canada said 25 to 35 centimeters of snow is expected to create adverse travel conditions and reduced visibility.

“A Pacific system will bring heavy snow to higher elevation passes (Monday),” the national weather agency said.

An additional snowfall of around 20 centimeters can be expected before the heavy snow subsides Monday afternoon.

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For more information on Environment Canada’s public alerts, visit the National Weather Agency’s website.

For the latest road conditions across the province, visit DriveBC.

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